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receiving federal financing. chu says he wants to return to teaching. president obama thanked him for his, quote, dedicated service. >>> take a look at this. the 2012 elections all told, spent $7 billion. that's according to the federal election commission. and that amount, in case you're wondering, is equal to 28 787 boeing planes or 70 private islands or how about this, 50 billion polio vaccines. if you think that amount of money is a lot, well, it is expected to rise in the future. were you surprised by that number, wolf? $7 billion? >> that's not just for the presidential races. it's for senate races, candidate races, all of the races. >> but that's a huge sum that we're talking about. >> advertising executives, mass mailings, executives, political operatives, they made a lot of money last year. >> everyone says this, the number is only going in one direction, up. >> a lot of advertising. thank very much. >>> hillary clinton's tenure as the secretary of state officially ended a while ago. her last day on the job, though, was marred by a terror attack. we have the latest details on the
that it because decision that brennan made? caller: brennan and obama together. >> thank you for checking in. you can take a look on facebook and the hashtag is brennan. we're going to give you a chance to see the entire hearing at 8:00 p.m. we're going to take you to president obama speaking to democrats in leesburg, virginia. we're getting a preview to the state of the union for next week he talked about gun control and immigration. it is about 20 minutes. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. fired up? let me just say to all of the leaders gathered here today, because we are here as leaders for the 310 million americans who cannot be in washington every day to cast votes, to change this country for the better. they have asked us, they have given us the privilege to do that for them. we're hear, minds focused, sleeves rolled up, because we know we have work to do. we know we need to have a leader of this country who is ready to get to work. my friends, i don't think there is any doubt in november, the american people decided they knew who they wanted to be their leader for the next four years. [c
as juan said not whether to have gays but having gay leaders. thanks to president obama who cast it as a pure moral decision. if you are a big got you are against gay people you are against this. if you are for gay tepeople you are for it. who cares. weigh ought to have room in the society for groups like boy scouts to have an opinion they want on gays. >> tucker, in addition to which you have people inside who are pressuring saying they want opportunity to be in the scouts. >> $16 trillion in debt. the president is wasting time -- >> what's wrong with the president speak to go this critical issue. >> let the scouts work it out internally. it's beyond the moral issue. if you make it into a civil rights issue then you are inviting the law and coercion. that's a big problem. let the sil socieews -- civil society work it out on their own. they will. they always have. >> the president talks guns in one of the nation's big hunting state. we will be right back. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? e carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbe
. >> thanks, bill. >>> an odd couple pairing hopes the obama plan takes shape. >>> plus, a federally funded video crossed the line from training tool to copycat ad? "early today" is back in two minutes. >>> good morning, welcome back. here are some stories making news this morning. president obama's building support for his immigration support plan. he's meeting labors of business and activist groups at the white house. the president will make visit t spring. president obama is also planning to make stops on the west bank of jordan. >>> this is day two of iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad to egypt. the first by an iranian leader in 30 years. at one point he had to leave the mosque when a protester threw a shoe at him. >>> and a mock shooting at school. using it it too dramatic too soon after sandy hook. >>> some lawmakers want to limit governor cuomo's use of his powers. steven mclaughlin said he rejected it the day it was used. >> if that's not dictatorial, i don't know what is. hitler would be proud. mussolini would be proud of what we did here. moscow would be proud but that's not de
to be here. thank you. >> president obama called secretary clinton one of the finest secretary of states ever. "newsweek" i'm sure you saw the cover. proclaimed her the most powerful woman in american history. there it is right there. that is a pretty strong declaration there, ann lewis. is that accurate? >> well, i think it is. i thought a lot about women and power in american history and when you look at what hillary clinton has done, shu she has gone around the world representing the united states, speaking for our government. more important, speaking for our values. how she has really been the 21st century secretary of state, using technology to reach out to people in other countries. bringing the private sector, building public/private partnerships, because you know these days government cannot do it alone and of course, each time, looking at what do we do to ensure that women and girls have a better future. if you want to build a safer world, if you want to reduce the level of terrorism send girls the to school. hillary clinton understood it for years, as secretary of state, it has been
countries. president obama will meet separately with labor and progressive leaders. it's definitely a big issue. this is certainly not the end but i think the beginning. aaron, back to you. >> courtney reagan, at cnbc, thank you. >>> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. no snow. are we getting a warmup, toe? it seems like we'll get better weather. >> warming to near average temperatures. >> near average. >> snow lovers have been doing a lot of laundry, washing our crying towels. again, overnight, we didn't get much at all of snow. first light of day, there's the last light of last evening. a wonderful photo at sunset taken in rockville by one of our viewers. are your weather and nature pics to weather at nbcwashington.com. there's had the first light of day spreading over the potomac river and national airport. live view from the hd city camera. all cloudy at reagan national. it's 35 degrees. we've got a light breeze coming this out of the north, northeast. the snow zipped north of us. did not leave any accumulation. we've got a few sprinkles of light rain this area in green. eastern p
to you. >> all right, melanie. thank you very much. >>> president obama's pick to head the cia. a justice department memo leaked yesterday outlined the justification for killing american citizens without a trial if they are working with al-qaida. learning about a secret u.s. drone base first reported by the new york times. did not object to water boarding al-qaida terrorists though now he opposes that technique. >> fbi is combing over -- investigators have revealed they found two explosive devices on the suspect's property. one was in the ventilation pipe authorities were using to communicate with that man. the other was inside the bunker. dykes was killed by swat agents as they engaged in a fire fight as they stormed the bunker and rescued the boy. >> the murder case heads back to court in dc. a judge will hold a hearing to decide if the media should have documents related to secret hearings. the meetings allegedly focused on an issue with trial witness. convicted of killing levy back in 2010. >> also today a possible plea hearing for a man accused of shooting a security guard at the fam
, as long as it's done by someone who is fair. live in northwest, pat collins, news4. >> thank you, pat. >>> president obama has just landed in washington after a trip today in an effort to garner public support for reform of gun laws. >>> president obama needed a pitch for gun control in minneapolis today. >> if there's even one thing we can do once did y want -- louse in 2011 avalanching several in addition tills. >> but in a roundtable discussion, the mayor told the president he needs help. president obama wants lawmakers to -- and limits to high-capacity magazines. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> mr. obama wants congress to act while memories remain fresh. >> the advisers are making the argument that the political landscape has changed since newtown. this campaign will test that theory. >> quinnipiac university recently polled voters in three states, virginia, new jersey and pennsylvania. 90% said they support wider background checks. harry reid just got behind background checks. he said the senate will likely introduce a gun bill next
and scoring and live outside the alternative universe. >> you're in the alternate universe. >> thank you. >> and remember, president obama said this in the debate over health care. >> if you like your doctors, you'll be able to keep your doctor period. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan period. no one will take it away no matter what. >> so, does this dramatic increase in the number of folks expected to lose their employer-based insurance suggest some other health care promises may not hold up? our panel is going to crunch the number in the next hour. all right, from alabama today we're getting new information about exactly what federal agents found when they stormed this underground survival bunker killing that kidnapping suspect, and rescuing the six-year-old captive in the blink of an eye and given everything they've turned up so far, it's nothing short of a miracle the way it all went down. fox's trace gallagher is live from the west coast news room, what a story, trace. it turns out that the rescue was much more dangerous than we original
. the factor begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. president obama trying to check mate the republican party. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo there are two big issues that mr. obama is using to hammer the g.o.p. immigration and guns not about problem solving. talking points pass put forth a simple plan that would drawskly reduce gun violence in this country. has to do with federalizing all gun crimes and having very tough mandatory prison sentences for gun criminals. but you won't hear support for that coming from the democrats. instead, liberals want to make the debate about limiting firearms even though they know with 300 million guns already in circulation those limits could l. do absolutely nothing to prevent violent crime. absolutely nothing. the democrats and the president know that. likewise on the immigration front the president well understands if he secures the southern border, most republicans will agree to mainstreaming the illegal aliens that are already here at least in the workplace. that negotiation should take 90 m
that. >> thank you. >>> president obama preparing to move out of the white house oval office, work under way on a second oval office in the eisenhower executive office next door. the president will begin working there in august and make way for a two-year renovation of the white house west wing. >>> it's official. john kerry sworn in as secretary of state. duvall patrick has tapped his former top aide, william mo cohen to replace kerry until the june special election. scott brown took his name out of running yesterday. joining me now is frank phillips, who has been covering this story. really quickly before we get to mr. kowan the disappointment >> about not getting the nod? >> i think so. vicky kennedy certainly would have loved to have had that job? barney frank made it very public that he wanted it. that killed his chance, frankly, with governor patrick although i didn't think he had much of a chance. patrick, the governor, wanted to make a clear point that he wanted a minority or a woman. i think he'd been focused on moe cowan, who's not known anywhere but with the governor and
howell, thank you very much. >>> president obama is speaking out on a number of issues today. he went on cbs this afternoon and voiced his support that gay boys should be allowed in the boy scouts of america. >> my attitude is, that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity, the same way everybody else does. in every institution and walk of life. and the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. i think nobody should be barred for that. >> the president says he has no regrets about lifting the ban on women in combat. >> i don't. and the reason has become -- because women as a practical matter are now in combat. they may not get treated as if they're in combat, but when they're in theater in places like iraq and afghanistan, they're vulnerable, they're wounded. and they've been killed. and they have carried out their jobs with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. and i've said before, the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chie
ginnis in washington, thank you. >>> well the white house says president obama will travel to israel this spring. it will be from obama's first trip to israel as president. many israelis believe mr. obama has been less than supportive. he'll also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> now to the budget. the president is proposing another stop gap measure to avert the deep spending cuts due to kick in next month. his proposal to deal with the so-called sequester includes a revenue increase. it's getting a frosty welcome by congressional republicans though. danielle nottingham has that story. >> reporter: president obama is calls for massive across-the-board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy is headed in the right direction and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal th
the newscast. back to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan, who is the president's chief counterterrorism adviser now, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> today is defense secretary leon panetta's turn to answer questions about september's deadly attack in benghazi, libya. he and the chairman of the joint chiefs will testify before the senate armed services committee. they will discuss the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack on the u.s. consulate. four americans were killed there including ambassador chris stevens. >>> the threat of huge budget cuts next smooth forcing the pentagon to make a drastic move this morning. defense secre
looked to the president of the united states for support in achieving full democracy. >> i want to thank you, mr. president obama for displaying our taxation without representation license plates. >> reporter: on the touchy issue of ethics the mayor spoke of procurement reform in contracting practices even as he remains under the cloud of a federal investigation where three of his campaign workers have pleaded guilty to campaign corruption. as for reaction to this speech, there was this. >> look where the city is moving, how the city is moving forward both fiscally. we're fiscally sound. we're the envy of many city ofs in america. >> the -- cities in america. >> the big pronouncement the mayor would like to build 10,000 new units of affordable housing in the district. it's never too late to hear that. >> reporter: mayor gray's vision for this future includes new opportunities for startup businesses and tech companies. he says he also wants to try to stop the flooding in bloomingdale. he's got two more years. >> karen gray houston tonight. >>> the pentagon extending some benefits to sam
intelligence agent. i'm grateful to president obama for sending my name forward. thank you for your service to our nation and strong support for those who defend it. this includes the extraordinary men and women of the cia, and inintelligence community so many of whom like me call virginia home and call you our senator. i would the not be here today without the love and support of my wife kathy, my life partner and intelligence professionals has made numerous sacrifices over the yea years. >> would you pause mr. brennan. if you would remove that individual, please, quickly as you can, thank you. [audience member talking] >> mr. brennan, please procedure. >> my wife kathy like the spouses of other service intelligence officials has made numerous sacrifices baring the brunt of family responsibility because of my profession and tribute to my three children who like the children of many cia officers and other national security professionals have had to deal with disappointments associated with an absentee parent far often than they should. and i'm very pleased to be joined today by my wife kat
right, jonathan karl reporting in from the white house. thank you, jon. >>> and a few notes about overseas tonight. president obama announced today he will travel to israel, the west bank and to jordan this spring. and that will be his first trip there since taking office. >>> and this image out of egypt today. president mahmoud ahmadinejad in cairo. the first time in 30 years an iranian leader has been welcomed there. the two countries cut ties after the iranian revolution in 1979. >>> and back here at home, wall street called to account today. the federal government and 16 states declared a kind of legal war on s&p, the huge ratings agency. they are now accused of helping trigger the biggest financial meltdown in recent times. and abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has that story. >> reporter: rebecca hiramoto and her husband were among the millions of americans devastated when the housing market collapsed in 2008. the value of their home, their prime investment, cratered. >> if i think about it too much, it makes me sick. $500,000 in two years? it's like -- are yo
by congress, though mr. obama issued a number of executive orders based upon the. lori: thank you. fox news senior white house correspondent. there are reports the president is considering colorado lt. governor joe garcia as the top candid to be his next labor secretary. it held the silas intends to leave the post. job as plans about the only economic news. personal income rose so sharply. income rising number two and a half percent, the largest monthly gain in eight years. that number surging to six -- almost 7%. so the largest increase, and this is important. it is fueled by early dividend payouts to beat the rise in tax rates, all that the scope of negotiating and one on. on wall street it was of flat day, but a pretty good month. now, s&p, and nasdaq armadas de lower with volume approaching 4 billion shares. much brighter picture for the month of january. but chavez 6% from the nasdaq 4%, and s&p five. commodities. gold lost more than $14 an ounce on the month closing a $1,660 per ounce. oil prices moved higher, closing at $97.49, up $5.67 a month. checking treasurys got looking upon de
. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson. >>> president barack obama takes his push for new gun control measures to minnesota next week, a state full of hunters and sportsmen but also a proven ground for new ways to prevent gun violence. it's the latest chapter in a conversation started, of course, by the horrific events in newtown, connecticut. but in just the past few days, there have been a series of events that are keeping the issue front and center. tuesday in illinois, a 15-year-old was gunned down in a chicago park shelter trying to stay dry during a rainstorm. it happened just a mile from president obama's chicago home. she was the 42nd person killed in the city already this year. 506 chicagoans were killed last year. wednesday in arizona, police say a man angry over a legal dispute opened fire on three people at a phoenix office complex. two of them died. the gunman later killed himself. in washington on the same day, former congresswoman gabi giffords, herself a victim of a shooting attack, testified that now is the time for cong
katharine and juan, thank you. good segment. next on the run down, no question president obama is is bolder now than he has ever been in setting up left wing agenda. good reason for that brit hume with analysis moments away. >> bill: impact segment tonight, president obama moving left if can you believe it. the national journal, which covers politics online, done an analysis of why president obama does not need support traditional americans any longer i told that you on election night. as you may know the president won the popular vote by about 5 million and electoral vote by 126. but the race was close up until the very last weekend when governor romney inexplicably disappeared. the truth is romney could have defeated president obama but he needed to wage aggressive campaign but he didn't. the national journal has concluded that president obama has given up, given up trying to persuade culturally conservative white americans to his cause. the journal is saying the president believes a coalition he he has assembled. minorities, women, young voters and hard core liberals is, quote and will a
to the president of the united states barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you, everybody. have a seat. have a seat. thank you for that very gracious introduction and you're outstanding leadership. let me begin by saying that i could not be happier that one of my most important friends and partners is still leading our democrats in the house of representatives. i love nancy pelosi. give her a big round of applause. [cheers and applause] i love nancy pelosi. also, she just generates good- looking grand babies. they are so handsome and sharp, and beautiful. to hoyer and jim as well as javier, thank you for the great work that you guys are doing each afternoon day. to steve israel who worked tirelessly to bring on 49 new outstanding members of this caucus. [cheers and applause] i am looking forward to spending time with all 49 of you. hopefully we'll see you at the white house and at various events but i know you came here to get something done. i look forward to working with you every single day to do what is right by the people who sent us here. i changed the for
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
watching every minute of this. we thank gio benitez. >>> and of course, the story is another headline about gun violence. and today, president obama traveled to minneapolis to raise pressure for gun legislation. here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road today. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: central component of the president's new plan is kwooifring virtually anybody buying a gun is a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. 36-year-old andrew engeldinger went on a rampage at this sign store after he was fired. shooting and killing six employees. according to his parents, he was mentally ill and refused treatment. here's the thing. he legally bought his gun here after passing a background check. >> our son struggled for years with mental illness. in the last few
. to have a now the obama administration is just par for the course for a >> jeremy, thank you for being with us. jeremy scahill, national secure a correspondent for the nation magazine, the narrator and subject of the new film, "dirty wars: the world is a battlefield." he is author of the forthcoming book by the same title. when we come back, the woman who is just returned from pakistan who went to john brennan's house, not on the door, and he answered, invited her in. they had a conversation with medea benjamin, the founder of codepink. ♪ [music break] >> this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> we continue to talk about thursday's senate confirmation hearing for john brennan to head the cia. i want to turn back to the code pink members in the audience who interrupted the hearing multiple times. at the outset of brennan's testimony, some began standing up one by one to voice their dissent much to the frustration of the senate intelligence committee chairman dianne feinstein. >> i am pleased to be joined by my wife an
it inside the administration. this is president obama's show and a she has been a spokesman an implementer of that policy. jon: paul gigot, from "the wall street journal". >> thanks, jon. jon: he will look at the week's top stories the "journal editorial report" airs tomorrow at 2:00 are eastern on the fox news channel. jenna: a massive deadly pileup yesterday on a michigan freeway. harris faulkner has the latest from the breaking news desk. >> reporter: the pictures from yesterday are simply eye-popping, a chain-reaction crash that left cars twisted and slipped more than a mile along interstate 75. this is detroit. we're learning more about what drivers were doing to try to stay alive during this. many slamming on their brakes. others swerving to avoid all the cars that were immediately piling up. that navy saved some lives we're told. still, three people died. among them children, a 7-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl, believed to be siblings. their parents injured along with some 13 other people you see in all of this. the initial problem, a big-rig driver was stopped in his lane right ab
much for coming in. >> thanks, wolf. thanks for having me. >>> president obama losing his voice. we're going to explain. that's next. >>> the man behind so many of the president's most memorable lines is leaving. our white house correspondent brianna keilar has more now. john favreau. >> reporter: president obama is losing his voice, his chief speech writer, john favreau, is leaving the white house. favs, as he's known around the west wing, has helped write almost every speech since he was a senator. >> the will and the determination of the american people that change this country. yes, we can. >> reporter: from his first run for president. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together. >> reporter: to obama's november acceptance speech in chicago. favreau was seen working on it in this official white house photo as he was awaiting mitt romney's concession call. he collaborated in all of the state of the union addresses including the one he is set to give next week. favreau met obama in 2004 while he was a 23-year-old staffer on john kerry's presidential campaign. >> out
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